The week in .NET – On .NET with Brett Morrison, DateTime Extensions

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On .NET: Brett Morrison

During the Build conference, I caught up with my friend Brett Morrison. Brett is an entrepreneur, executive, and hands-on developer, who has been using Microsoft products and .NET throughout his career. He founded startups, such as Onestop and ememories, and also worked for SpaceX.

Package of the week: DateTime Extensions

Date calculations can be tricky, but if you need to take holidays into accounts, things become really complicated. The DateTime Extensions project knows holidays for two dozen cultures, and can perform calculations taking them into account.

DateTimeCultureInfo pt_ci = new DateTimeCultureInfo("pt-PT");
DateTime startDate = new DateTime(2011, 4, 21);

//21-04-2011 - start
//22-04-2011 - holiday
//23-04-2011 - saturday
//24-04-2011 - sunday
//25-04-2011 - holiday
//26-04-2011 - end

DateTime endDate = startDate.AddWorkingDays( 1, pt_ci);
Assert.IsTrue(endDate == startDate.AddDays(5));

Meetup of the week: Donovan Brown – Zero to DevOps and Database DevOps in Cambridge

DevOps is about people, process and products. Getting it all right requires effort but the benefits to your organisation and customers can be huge. In this demo-heavy session, Donovan Brown will show you how to go from "zero to DevOps" like a pro. Starting from just a blank desktop, he will create a new team project and a complete pipeline. He will also deploy an ASP.NET MVC application into Azure all live and hands on.

This meetup is on Monday, June 12, in Cambridge. It’s hosted by the Cambridge .NET User Group.

.NET

ASP.NET

C#

F#

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Xamarin

Azure

UWP

And this is it for this week!

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